Sunday, November 7, 2007

First of all, apologies for dissappearing for the past few months. We are glad to announce that Drama Creator 2.0 is coming around nicely. It has to be kept in mind that the next version is a massive update over the current v1.5. With so many features being added and updated, DC 2.0 will be able to meet almost all of your needs. Though most of them are yet to be implemented, we safely conclude that some of the features include PropertyPoint, TextModeEdit and PowerPointIntegration.

Property Point Feature

Above is a screenshot of the Property Point dialog. A property point is an entry in the Roles list which tells the drama engine to change the properties of the character. This will enable you to change specific properties such as visibility, soundeffects and so on. For instance if you want character 1 to dissappear for the rest of the drama, you can simply play the "hide" animation and insert a property point next to it and set the visibilility to hide. When DE plays the drama, it will first play the "hide" animation and then permanently hide the character. In the end this will create an illusion as if the character's role was to leave the screen. Other examples include chaning the voice of characters.

More information about these features will be disclosed later with time. Drama Creator 2.0 has a long way to go and we will try our best to release it before the end or atleas the beginning of next month.